Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Yesterday, we talked about the T
thing and I suggested that diet
and exercise are the most important
factors in maintaining high levels
throughout your entire life.
Nothing you get in a bottle, a jar
or a tube.
Nothing you get from your doctor.
No, it's something entirely different.
Something you get by putting on your
sweats, pulling on your lifting shoes,
walking out into the garage or the
basement (or into the gym), and
grabbing and lifting some heavy
It's called exercise.
And when it's the right kind of exercise,
it makes all the difference in the world.
Yesterday, I gave you some suggestions
on good exercises -- and on sets and
reps -- to get your body producing as
much male hormone as possible.
Here are some more ideas:
1. The farmer's walk
Hard to beat for combined leg and back
training -- and for getting you breathing
hard and heavy.
Go as far as you can -- rest and repeat.
Rest a bit, then do it again.
Distance varies depending on how heavy
you go. Don't worry about doing it
"right." It's all good.
2. The Hise shrug
This is the old Joe Hise shrug with the
bar posiitoned as if you were going to
do a set of squats. Once again, a great
exercise for the legs and hips and back,
and one of the very best for the breathing
The classic is 1 x 20 or 1 x 30. Three times
five or ten works well for major strength
Remember to breathe DEEP on each rep. Lift
the chest and the rib cage as high as possible.
And, of course, do these in a power rack,
since you'll be supporting a super heavy
3. High pulls
Do these for sets of five or sets of three.
Start light and work up, adding weight on
You can use a snatch grip or a clean grip.
These work the back and hips super hard --
and they also get you breathing like a
runaway locomotive -- all of which is
very good for you.
By the way, note that all three exercises
mentioned in this message work the traps
extremely hard. The traps are a BIG muscle
and they need a lot of work -- and when you
build them, they help make you strong like
a bull. There's a link between big traps
and super vitality. George Jowett used to
write about this back in the day -- and as
always, he was right on the money.
So when you train -- think legs, hips and
back -- and shoulders -- and traps -- and
work them hard!
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. You can hit your back muscles -- including
your traps -- very effectively with the old
school exercises in Dinosaur Dumbbell
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Specialize on
your legs, hips and back -- and on your traps --
and on your shoulders. Focus your efforts where
your training does you the most good."
-- Brooks Kubik